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    Just finished The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and loved the **** out of it, though I wouldn't say it had a profound effect on me.

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    Just read Jennie by Douglas Preston. The plot is very simple but the story is surprisingly engrossing and in the end, poignant. About an anthropologist in the 60's who brings the baby of a dying chimpanzee mother home to Massachussets to be raised by his family and taught ASL in an animal language study. It is a well researched book told in the various viewpoints of the fictional family members and researchers who come to find the ape sees itself as human. Surprisingly compelling for such an easy read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hipcheck View Post
    Note to Self....visit library soon.

    Current read....Travels with Charlie. Not the Grapes of Wrath but a good read.
    Hip, if you haven't read Cannery Row, that's a fun book, much lighter than Grapes. And if you want serious and great, In Dubious Battle and The Winter of Our Discontent are among my other Steinbeck favorites.

    Say anyone on this thread ever read, Independent People by Halldor Laxness? My friend recommended it, it won the Nobel, and I hear it's VERY tough. I'll eventually get to it, but just wondering...

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    This whole 'what was the last book you really enjoyed'...look I read solely for pleasure. If I have to slog through a book simply for the sake of finishing, I will say so.

    Anyway, i am not a biography reader...except on the can. It's funny I can read a couple pages whilst doing my...abolutions...and walk away
    so, being a huge Chuck Barris/Gong Show fan,



    This is just brilliant. Better than the movie, which was also very under-rated.

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    Amazing so far...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingsOvAllKings View Post


    Amazing so far...
    you know, every time i go to specifically pick this up, they are amazingly out of it... EVERY TIME!
    GESCOM: it's never too early to start beefing up your obituary!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gescom View Post
    you know, every time i go to specifically pick this up, they are amazingly out of it... EVERY TIME!
    Yeah i could never find it at bookstores, amazon is your friend!

    I think the hardcover sells for a ton nowadays.

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    I really liked House of Leaves. I tried to read his second book, Only Revolutions, and I just couldn't get into it.
    Only by living absurdly is it possible to break out of this infinite absurdity.
    -Julio Cortazar

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    How could I forget?



    So ****ing funny.

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    This is my literary obsession at the moment!

    I Love You Virginia Woolf!
    Only by living absurdly is it possible to break out of this infinite absurdity.
    -Julio Cortazar

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